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Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8

Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 is your tool to build apps for the Windows Store. It includes the Windows 8 SDK, Blend for Visual Studio, and languages and templates in JavaScript, C++, C# and Visual Basic. Note: you must first install Windows 8.

 

Download English, 392 MB

Download Chinese (Simplified) 399 MB

Download Chinese (Traditional) 399MB

Download Czech language pack* 20 MB

Download French 399 MB

Download German 399 MB

Download Italian 399 MB

Download Japanese 408 MB

Download Korean 408 MB

Download Polish language pack* 20 MB

Download Portuguese (Brazil) language pack* 20 MB

Download Russian 399 MB

Download Spanish 399 MB

Download Turkish language pack* 20 MB

*You must first install another language before installing a language pack

Overview

You can use the tools in Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 to create Windows apps. The tools include a fully featured code editor, a powerful debugger, a focused profiler, and rich language support that you can use to build apps written in HTML5, JavaScript, C++, C# or Visual Basic.  Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 also includes a device simulator that you can use to test apps on multiple form factors.

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 8

Supported Architectures: 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)

Hardware Requirements:

  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 5.0 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

Instructions

On this page, choose the Download.

  • To install the software now, choose the Run button.
  • To install the software later, choose the Save button. (When you install, the computer must be connected to the Internet.)

Additional Information